Royce Hamm had 18 points, 17 rebounds and four blocked shots Wednesday night against Gardner-Webb. He will be counted on again when UNLV hosts California on Saturday.
Mark Anderson has been at the Review-Journal since January 1999. He covered UNLV football for 17 seasons before moving to the men’s basketball beat in January 2016, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2016. Before coming to the R-J, he covered UNR football for five seasons at the Reno Gazette-Journal and was the high school sports reporter for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1988-94. He is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the University of Florida.
Royce Hamm had a double-double by early in the second half, and he finished with 18 points and 17 rebounds for UNLV, which held off Gardner-Webb late.
UNLV went on a 12-2 run in the fourth quarter Tuesday night to rally past Oral Roberts. Essence Booker led UNLV with 21 points, and Desi-Rae Young had 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Liberty scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away from Arbor View and set up a showdown with Bishop Gorman.
The Atlanta Braves won their first World Series since Valley graduate Greg Maddux helped the club win the 1995 championship.
There was a mixture of reaction on Twitter to the Golden Knights trading for All-Star center Jack Eichel on Thursday.
This year’s Las Vegas Bowl game at Allegiant Staidum will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30 and will be televised on ESPN.
Liberty sent a strong message with a victory over Desert Pines that it was ready to defend its 2019 Class 5A state championship.
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, the most popular player in the Golden Knights’ brief history, is finding life tough with his new team, the Chicago Blackhawks.
The band will perform at halftime of Sunday’s game between the Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles at Allegiant Stadium.